The New Machine Age

By Chelsea Morse Posted August 15, 2012

Nowadays, guests can help themselves to a snack, a glass of wine or cocktail fixings from foodie vending machines and minibars in hotel lobbies like these.

Hotel Indigo in Atlanta

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Chicago: Public
The lobby minibar sells local snacks like Garrett Popcorn and Cora Lee Candies. Doubles from $135;

Santiago, Chile: Le Rêve
Guests keep their own tabs when raiding the “honesty bar” and the snack-filled cupboard. Doubles from $219;

Atlanta: Hotel Indigo (photo)
Guests use their room keys to buy drinks from the midtown hotel’s self-service wine bar. Doubles from $99;

Arenal, Costa Rica: Arenal Nayara Hotel & Gardens
A vending machine has eight vodkas in shot-size pours. Doubles from $230;

Related: Best Hotels for Food Lovers

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